(archaic) To drink heartily; to tipple.
Other Word Forms of Bib
Origin of Bib
Originally verb sense “drink heartily”, from Middle English bibben, either from Latin bibō (“I drink”), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₃-, or of imitative origin. Noun sense (clothing) presumably either because worn while drinking, or because the clothing itself “drinks up” spills.
Probably from Middle English bibben to drink heartily from Latin bibere pō(i)- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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